Brad Haddin signs for Pakistan Super League

Brad Haddin signed for Pakistan Super League
Brad Haddin has been the latest addition to the inaugural edition of the Pakistan Super League, which will be held in the United Arab Emirates next year.
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Recently retired Australian wicket-keeper batsman Brad Haddin has been the latest addition to the inaugural edition of the Pakistan Super League, which will be held in the United Arab Emirates next year.

Cricket Australia confirmed that apart from Haddin, veteran batsman Brad Hodge will also feature in the Twenty20 bonanza which is scheduled to be played between 4th and 24th February 2016. 

Haddin announced his retirement from One-Day Internationals following Australia's 2015 World Cup triumph, while he quit the longer format after Australia lost the urn to England in the recently concluded Ashes series. 

However, the 37-year-old made it clear that he will be representing Sydney Sixers in the upcoming Big Bash T20 tournament. 

Haddin and Hodge remain the only Australian players to have signed the PSL as Australia will be busy with the New Zealand assignment around that time. 

The PSL will also have the services of England discarded Kevin Pietersen, Luke Wright and Tim Bresnan along with the West Indian players - Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Bravo, Dwayne Smith and Sunil Narine.

Sri Lanka's Angelo Mathews, Lasith Malinga, Tillekaratne Dilshan and Thisara Perera will also be seen in the tournament.

Najam Sethi, who will be heading the PSL, had confirmed the roping of former Indian all-rounder Robin Singh as one of the foreign coaches to be part of the PSL.

Sethi further revealed that Micky Arthur, Andy Moles, Chris Adams, Chaminda Vaas and Gordon Greenidge also have thrown their hat for coaching in the tournament.

"Until now 15 coaches have agreed to be drafted into PSL's pool and we're still in talks with other top coaches and cricketers. So more names will be revealed in the next few days," Sethi said.

"We don't want a repeat of what has happened in some leagues. We want to ensure PSL is organised smoothly.

"The main aim is to ensure that foreign players, coaches have only good things to say about our league."  

Each team in the PSL will be allowed a 16-member squad out of which they can have a maximum of five foreign players and the remaining 11 (two emerging players) will be from Pakistan. 

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